Constructing the railway
HS2 will use the best of British skills and innovation, creating thousands of UK jobs and opportunities for SMEs. It will be one of the most environmentally responsible infrastructure projects ever in the UK.
Building the Railway - HS2 Phase One
Jobs and skills - we'll need over 34,000 people
So far, HS2 has supported 20,000 jobs in every region of the country. With construction started there will be more opportunities.
Supply Chain - HS2 creates opportunities for all sizes of business
HS2 is creating thousands of contract opportunities in its supply chain. Find out how your business can get involved.
Innovation - a world class railway that embraces technology
HS2's workers will use innovative technology and world-leading construction techniques.
Wider benefits of building HS2
Archaeology - unearthing 10,000 years of history
Before we build bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations, the largest archaeology programme ever undertaken in the UK is happening.
Community and local business funding
Find out how HS2 community funding supports local environmental and economic improvements along its route.
The Green Corridor
We’re creating a green corridor alongside HS2, which will be home to wildlife and integrate HS2 into the landscape.